Despite a finish in which several drivers had a shot, there was little doubt that the winning team would either be Team Penske or Chip Ganassi Racing. Their drivers dominated the field and led 193 of 200 laps.
When James Hinchcliffe slammed into a wall at more than 220 mph, he hit an energy-absorbing barrier that likely saved his life. The origins of that barrier began at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Tony George.
Officials are planning another $30 million-plus in renovations to the historic track in time for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 next May. Improvements will be made to gateway entrances and grandstand seating.
Over five days, three drivers hit the walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all wound up with a similar result: going airborne. IndyCar officials responded by reducing horsepower and eliminating the pole shootout.